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Negro Heroes Of Emancipation

By: Bond, Mildred, Roy Wilkins, Paul Schwartz, Et Al

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: 1976

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 21762

Condition: Good


This book is the unforeseen product of one of the activities conducted by the NAACP as part of its year-long observance of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation. Biographical sketches were prepared and distributed as part of the Association's regular press service to hundreds of newspapers. The response to them overwhelmingly justified this compilation of those biographies. Four or five small rubbed spots on orange covers; pages were hand-numbered; minor wear and moderate foxing; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 35 pages; 21762 View more info

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Long Time Gone A Black Panther's True-Life Story: of His Hijacking and Twenty-Five Years in Cuba

By: Brent, William

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Crown: 1996

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 29725

ISBN: 081292486X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


The absorbing story of one man's journey from his dirt-poor childhood in Franklin, Louisiana, to his coming of age on the streets Oakland, California. Along the way, Brent finds himself scrapping with the law, learning to survive in San Quentin, growing steadily more politically aware of the many ways his own individual course is bound up with the destiny of African-Americans generally. Brent's intuitive resentment of unjust and abusiv authority marked him as a troublemaker from an early age. It would leave Its stamp upon his character as a man. Deckled edges. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9&#... View more info

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Colored People A Memoir

By: Gates. Jr. , Henry Louis

Price: $14.01

Publisher: Knopf: 1994

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 29341

ISBN: 0679421793

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


In this rich memoir of his early life, the celebrated scholar and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr. , gives an indelible portrait of a vanished America. Born in 1950, he grew up in Piedmont, West Virginia, a town perched on the side of a hill in the Allegheny Mountains. He graduated summa cum laude from Yale, and his Ph. D. from Cambridge. Full of humor, thoughtful, and engaging, Gates has written a classic oming-of-age story that will inspire generations to come. A portion of this book was previously printed in "The New Yorker". ; Cover Art; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages; 29341 View more info

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Blackface: Reflections On African-Americans And The Movies

By: George, Nelson

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Harpercollins: 1994

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 25134

ISBN: 0060171200

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


An examination of African-American imagery and participation in American movies includes a timeline of important African-American events in film history and discusses the achievements of noted celebrities, including Eddy Murphy, Sidney Poitier, Halle Berry, Spike Lee, et al. Mild wear, remainder mark ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 224 pages; 25134 View more info

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Children Of Color Psychological Interventions with Minority Youth

By: Gibbs, Jewelle Taylor, and Larke Nahme Huang and Associates

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Jossey-Bass: 1989

Edition: Stated 1st Edition; 4th Printing

Seller ID: 25444

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 423 pages; 25444 View more info

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Wild Women Don't Wear No Blues

By: Golden, Marita

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Doubleday: 1993

Seller ID: 30669

ISBN: 0385424000

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


In this provocative collection of nonfiction pieces, Marita Golden, the critically acclaimed novelist, and fourteen other African-American women writers talk--each in their own distinctive style--about love, men, and sex. These essays--nine of which were written expressly for this book--range in style and content from Audre Lorde's now classic polemic on eroticism to Miriam DeCosta-Willis's moving essay about her husband to Audrey B. Chapman's hopeful "Black Men Do Feel About Love." ; Cover Art; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 232 pages; 30669 View more info

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Black Economic Development

By: Haddad, William F. , and G. Douglas Pugh, Ed's.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Prentice Hall: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 28777

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Contents: John Z. DeLorean on The Problem; Gerson Green and Geoffrey Faux on the Social Utility of Black Enterprise; John McClaughry on Black Ownership and National Politics; Roy Innis on Separatist Economics: A New Social Contract; plus 8 more papers from Howard J. Samuels, A. Wright Elliott, Peter F. McNeish, David B. Hertz, Lawrence Johnson and Wendell Smith, Dunbar S. McLaurin and Cyril D. Tyson, G. Douglas Pugh, and Martin Skala. Crease to lower edge of front DJ flap. In mylar Book Jacket Cover. ; The American Assembly, Columbia University Series; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 176+ pages; ... View more info

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Uncivil Wars The Controversy over Reparations for Slavery

By: Horowitz, David

Price: $14.01

Publisher: Encounter Books: 2002

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 30989

ISBN: 1893554449

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Uncivil Wars shows what happens when the new racial orthodoxy collides with tolerance and free speech and what the implications of this conflict are for American education and culture. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 147 pages; 30989 View more info

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Plays Of Black Americans

By: Kamerman, Sylvia E. (Ed. )

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Plays: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 23777

ISBN: 0823802795

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


This collection of plays focusing on the Black experience in America includes "The Hall of Black American Heroes", "John Henry", "I Have a Dream" and 8 others. Usual ex-library marks. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 134 pages; 23777 View more info

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American Minorities And Economic Opportunity

By: Kaplan, H. Roy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Itasca, IL, F E Peacock Publishers, Inc.: 1977

Seller ID: 22785

ISBN: 0875812198

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


"used" tape on spine removed, leaving a scuff on front board. Some soil on boards, writing on foredge. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 387 pages; 22785 View more info

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Reviving the Spirit A Generation of African Americans Goes Home to Church

By: Lawrence, Beverly Hall

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1996

Edition: Stated 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 30534

ISBN: 0802115624

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Citing a trend among African-American baby-boomers who are becoming increasingly interested in spirituality, a cultural examination considers what the church represents to African Americans and predicts widespread social change. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 184 pages; 30534 View more info

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Weeping Mary

By: Lovett, O. Rufus & Anne Wilkes Tucker

Price: $42.00

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31509

ISBN: 0292709323

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Small and self-contained, yet with ties to the larger world, "Weeping Mary" is a community in rural ast Texas. The poetic mystery of its name, which local legend attributes to an African American woman called Mary who wept inconsolably over the loss of her land to a deceitful white man, drew photographer O. Rufus Lovett in 1994. Feeling a kinship with the people and rhythms of a small Soutern town like the one in which he grew up. In the decade since his first visit, he has created an impressive body of work that distills the essence of this unique, yet instinctively familiar community... View more info

Malcolm X On Afro-american History

By: Malcolm X

Price: $13.50

Publisher: NY, Pathfinder Press: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 20573

Condition: Very Good


Previous owner's name on title page, edgewear; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 74 pages View more info

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Primer for White Folks

By: Moon, Bucklin (editor)

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc.: 1945

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 30452

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Two articles about two books scotch taped to rear endpapers. One is concerning this book: an unusual anthology of the best writing, both fiction and non-fiction, on the Negro in America. It presents a comprehensive picture of the Negro from the time he left Africa to the present day [1945], and offers constructive speculation about the future of America's most acute social dilemma. Here is a library of thought contained in one entertaining volume--a challenging, readable anthology that highlights the personal side of the whole Negro problem. Previous owner's name, long ago crease on half-title... View more info

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Cry, The Beloved Country A Story of Comfort in Desolation

By: Paton, Alan

Price: $14.01

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1948

Seller ID: 25418

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


An Oprah Book Club selection, Cry, the Beloved Country, the most famous and important novel in South Africa’s history, was an immediate worldwide bestseller in 1948. Alan Paton’s impassioned novel about a black man’s country under white man’s law is a work of searing beauty. Minor edgewear, front gutter cracking, previous owner's name. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 283 pages; 25418 View more info

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Black Fiction

By: Rosenblatt, Roger

Price: $14.01

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 30657

ISBN: 0674076206

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


From DJ flap: In this illuminating book Mr. Rosenblatt offers both sensitive analyses of individual works and a provocative and compelling thesis. He argues that black fiction has a unity deriving not from any chronological sequence, or simply from its black authorship, but from a particular cyclical conception of history on which practically every significant black American novel and short story is based. Black DJ is edgeworn, rubbed and has one closed tear, about 1 inch, "repaired" with scotch tape. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 211 pages; 30657 View more info

Sources Of The American Social Tradition, Volume I, To 1865

By: Rothman, David J. , & Sheila M. Rothman (Ed. 's)

Price: $10.80

Publisher: Basic Books: 1975

Seller ID: 22691

ISBN: 0465080847

Condition: Good+


Corner creases, previous owner's name, hi-liting. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 22691Vshb View more info

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Maria W. Stewart, America's First Black Woman Political Writer Essays And Speeches)

By: Stewart, Maria W. (edited and Introduced by Marilyn Richardson)

Price: $14.01

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana University Press: 1990

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 25442

ISBN: 0253204461

Condition: Near Fine


Very occasional and light yellow hiliting. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 136 pages; 25442 View more info

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Unsung Black Americans And Their Notable Achievements

By: Stull, Edith

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1971

Seller ID: 30667

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


14 chapters covering historical mini-bios of black Americans. On the cover there is a man in a yellow shirt, red neck scarf and cowboy hat. That man is Bill Pickett, the original bulldogger from Taylor, Texas. With the exception of a date on the ffep, the book is in as new condition. ; Sepia drawings; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 69 pages; 30667 View more info

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Autobiography Of A Fugitive Negro

By: Ward, Samuel Ringgold

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Johnson Publishing Company: 1970

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 20551

ISBN: 0874850320

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


An escaped slave, he became the pastor of two all-white congregations in South Butler and Cortland, New York. In 1834, he was attacked by a proslavery mob of New York merchants, and was jailed without “accuser or trial. ” From then on, he committed himself to the anti-slavery cause. In 1851, fearing arrest for his part in a slave rescue, Ward escaped to Canada, where he continued to work as an anti-slavery agent. Ward used his powerful oratorical skills overseas, and lived the remainder of his life in Jamaica, free from the constant threat of arrest. Previous owner's name; faint dampstaini... View more info